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Another small one

Today we will have our final webinar in PSE Essentials I, Pixeladies' class in Photoshop Elements. I have really enjoyed this class and I'm looking forward to part II starting in one week. I've learned a lot, straighten images, to plan out quilting lines, test cut fabrics among others. I can highly recommend the class! Besides homework I haven't had time for much quilting but I'll soon finish another small 8"" by 8" quilt with machine- and handstiches. It's made from one of my photos taken in a small town in Österlen in the southern part of Sweden. "Österlen" I have to show you another picture. It's one of my grandchildren, he called me the other day and asked me to make him a monster-costume from a Lego-picture. He was very happy when he got it and I promised his younger sister to make her a princess dress, but not now as I was very buzy with my class. "OK, let's take it tomorrow", she said. It's lovely bei

Taking a class

I'm so excited about the class Adobe Photoshop Elements 13: Essentials I  with the Pixeladies! It's online and started this Monday and it will last for three weeks, then I'll take Essentials II. I've just finished my third lesson "Straighten Images". I used one of my photos and with a couple of "clicks" it turned out much better. No need to tell before and after, is it? Next will be to create a watermark.

Sunday Quilt

"Söndagsgruppen", a quilt party meeting once every month, met last Sunday. I brought my "design wall", a large brown flannel covered with lots of fabrics. As I've mentioned before I'm very fond of Jenny Bowker's "Shimmering Triangels" and inspired by her quilt I started mine in November before her pattern was released. Jenny's pattern is now available on Craftsy  and of course I've bought it, but as I had already started the quilt in my way I decided to fullfil this project. If you follow her pattern and very informative description I'm sure your result will be lovely. The way I took was not an easy one  ;-) My triangels

A small one

I've just finished my first quilt in 2015, just a small one and yet not mounted. The photo isn't good as it's pretty dark outside. It consists of backing, batting and two layers. The first one is hand dyed cotton on which I added thermofax printed text. The next layers are chiffong (right) and painted silk organza (left). I added some hand-stiched swirls in silver too. This is added to Nina-Marie Sayer's Off the Wall Friday  then I will continue my project with a Shimmering Quilt.

Happy New Year!

I wish you all a very happy year 2015! I haven't made any promises - it's no use, but I have many good intentions for this year. To begin with I've signed up for two Photoshop classes with the Pixieladies . I've been longing to learn how to manipulate photos for a long time so I'm very keen on taking these classes. This morning I played with one of my photos and I will print it out on fabrics later on. It's a photo from the small village Forza d'Agro in Sicily.